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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300084787 - United Rentals (North America), Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford

Nr: 300084787Report ID: 0112000Open Date: 05/24/2001

United Rentals (North America), Inc.
Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7359/Equipment Rental and Leasing, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 32 Federal Road, Danbury, CT 06810

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/27/2001
Close Case:10/05/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/20/2001 07/26/2001 $5,000 $5,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200081206Event: 05/24/2001Employee Killed When Fork Lift Rolled Over
Employee #1 was off-loading or repositioning a fork lift truck that was on a tilting flatbed motor vehicle hauler. Employee #1 was moving the fork lift down the ramp, when the fork lift truck slid off the side of the tilted ramp of the flatbed. The fork lift rolled over when it landed on the ground. Employee #1 was thrown from the operator's seat. His head was caught between the overhead guard attached to the fork lift and a telephone pole that was lying on the ground. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: roll-over, caught between, industrial truck, concussion, flatbed truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300084787 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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